Bones Reviews

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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Ebert & Roeper
November 22, 2002
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 19, 2002
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
December 6, 2001
May be pure trash, but it's trash made with the kind of oozy psychedelic zest that powered a movie like A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
November 10, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
November 9, 2001
A mangy and ungainly movie, a cluttered and uncreepy assembly of stale clichés, telegraphed scares and low-rent effects.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
October 31, 2001
A grotesquely uneven schlockfest with large doses of bad writing and bad acting amid the delicious moments.
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Ed Park
Village Voice
October 30, 2001
Splits the difference between horror and social commentary, with pallid returns.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
October 29, 2001
Made with sufficient skill to produce a few shivers. Just as important, it contains enough self-mocking humor to earn a few laughs.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
October 25, 2001
Too much of Bones feels transplanted from genre staples like Hellraiser.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 25, 2001
To point out little flaws in this one would be like looking at a demolished car and complaining that the taillight doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
October 24, 2001
If grossness gives you the giggles, at least a couple of the movie's effects indeed put a little 'wow' in this cinematic bowwow.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 24, 2001
Only Pam Grier, the veteran of the last golden age of Blacksploitation cinema, acquits herself admirably here.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 24, 2001
A silly, boring supernatural thriller that squanders a potentially interesting premise.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
October 24, 2001
A garish, grotesque slab of silliness drowned in bloody visual effects overkill with an end result that is more horrible than horrific.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 24, 2001
Dickerson stays true to the tradition in the film's last third, which turns seriously stupid, and finally outright comic.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
October 24, 2001
Too earthbound to get anywhere near terror.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 24, 2001
In exalting the very worst of humanity, Bones displays a special glee and an unusual density of scary imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
October 23, 2001
Spends so much time trying to impress us with its roaming camera and wispy, digitalized specters that it forgets to be even a teensy bit scary.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
October 23, 2001
Its transitions often are sloppy and crude. But it brandishes its excesses like a loud, retro suit.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
October 23, 2001
Stylish and ingratiatingly goofy.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
October 23, 2001
As a horror film, Bones is a half-hearted bust, not likely to really frighten anyone over age 12. It works better if watched tongue in cheek as a supernatural pot boiler.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 23, 2001
Slow to start, this Snoop Dogg vehicle gets revved up as soon as it gets gross, funny and stupid. Actually, it's pretty stupid from the start.